"It is still pleasure to listen but doesn't feel like something new." Ok pet peeve time...Why does every album have to sound like something new? Usually an artist is known for having a certain sound. IMO I think Sleepygirls represents a progression of the "dreamy dub techno" sound Yagya is known for. Now if he released an album under a different alias than I would expect it to sound different and new. I don't want music released under his Yagya alias to deviate too far from what made me a fan in the first place. It is why I keep coming back. If I want something different I'll listen to a different artist. :)
He fucked up vocals on previous album. That's why I love Sleepygirls - it's a big step forward - dub techno with beautiful vocals. One would almost say they can put him to some mainstream radio stations. Great thing.
New Yagya is hypnotic so far. Perfect album for casual background listening to set some ambience but it would be a mistake to classify it as simply background music. There are enough subtle details throughout that keep things interesting and break the repetition up a bit. The female vocals in some of the tracks fit the mood of the album perfectly. Nothing seems out of place and the flow/mood of the album is consistent throughout. Oh and it should be noted that the production value/sound quality of the album is very impressive. This is going to be getting tons of play in my future.
everyone complaining about the addition of vocals or the content of the lyrics didn't get Guðmundsson's music in the first place. you've heard the sounds, but not the message. "step down" meinen Arsch.
The new album is quite cool and relaxing, very pleasant to listen to! However it took some time to grow up on me. I don't think it's a step back for Yagya, specially when considering the subjective meanings of the songs. I prefer the other ones, but I'm having a good time with TIDOMH!
Generally, I prefer vocalless albums when it comes to electronic music, but this time I couldn't resist to these charming Nordic voices. Musically the album situates near Rigning, flowing and elastic chords etc... Some people are moaning about the vocals almost like some pensioners about water being to cold - some don't and generally you can’t please everyone. Well there's always a vocalless album to discuss, huh.
People who dislike this album (like pdhansson) aren't totally oblivious to or unable to appreciate what the vocals add. The issue is the change in Yagya's sound - he's gone from producing hypnotic, immersive, and progressive dub techno (that didn't sound like a carbon copy of deepchord) to producing tepid mush with facile trance vocals on top. Sure, some of the melodies are alright, and I could even see myself listening to Gabriel a few times more, but overall it's a huge step down from Rigning, Will I Dream, etc.
Couldn't disagree more with the previous statement. It is a shame some people cannot appreciate what the vocals add to some of these tracks. "Gabriel" and "Cold Hands" in particular. I've had this album on repeat all evening while relaxing around the house. Great stuff.